Last updated on May 17th, 2020 at 11:35 am
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- Overall, we rate KTLA Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1947, KTLA is a CW-Affiliated television station located in Los Angeles, California. KTLA.com is the associated website that publishes news and information pertaining to the Southern California region.
KTLA was the first commercially licensed television station in the western United States.
Funded by / Ownership
As of 2019, KTLA is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which owns over 200 TV stations nationwide. The founder, chairman, president and CEO of Nexstar is Perry A. Sook. According to Open Secrets Nexstar Media group gave more money to Republicans in the 2018 election cycle (45% to Democrats, 55% to Republicans). Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the KTLA website publishes news about Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias such as this: 8,730-Acre Maria Fire Burning on South Mountain Destroys 2 Structures, Threatens Homes in Santa Paula and Somis. This story is well sourced to local sources of information as well as KTLA TV video. National news is covered through a combination of the Associated Press, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and other large media outlets. Lastly, the KTLA website does not publish op-ed’s. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate KTLA Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/1/2019)